How 30 MLB Players Train to Get Gameday Ready

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees follows through on a first inning two run home run against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 4-3.
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As the saying goes, the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But to get through that marathon—a long and grueling run of 162 games, barely any off days, and day-night doubleheaders—baseball players need to be in prime shape. That’s where some MLB training comes in.

With so much time dedicated to actually playing baseball during the season, players need to make the most of their offseason, which means spending hours in the gym crushing their workouts.

Want an example? Check out what Washington Nationals star and 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper has been doing to get ready for the season:

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Merica!🇺🇸 #vivalastool

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Some players may have changed teams this winter, but just like Harper, stars all over the majors have been getting in the gym this offseason.

Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees does curls with massive dumbbells. Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout does sled work. Point is, there is no “off” switch in the offseason, and these guys prove it.

Here are 30 players who have been absolutely crushing it in the gym this offseason:

30. Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins

 

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@ironglenn in town getting me ready for the long haul Mi entrenador en Las Matas preparandome para la temporada larga

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29. Jorge Soler, Kansas City Royals

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Mejorando la agilidad

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28. Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks

27. Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants

26. Luis Severino, New York Yankees

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No off day#yankees #baseball

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25. Starlin Castro, Miami Marlins

24. Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

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Let's go 2017 @kcroyals 👊👊👊

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23. Leoyns Martin, Cleveland Indians

22. J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox

 

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3 weeks left, time to turn it up! #120s #springtraining

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21. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

 

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#Repost @teamcjcorrea with @get_repost ・・・ Pushing each other every single day @josealtuve27

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20. Manny Machado, Free Agent

 

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#JordanBreakastClub

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19. Carlos González, Colorado Rockies

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Lab @coachtomshaw

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18. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

17. Edwin Encarnacion, Seattle Mariners

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Seguimo #fajaonoregalao #2017seasonletsgo

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16. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs

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Goals Goals Goals 😎 Good Morning My People ✌️🇻🇪

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15. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

We spoke with Judge about his workouts, training, and how he stays in shape.

 

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Welcome to the takeover. Can’t wait to rock with @adidasbaseball & rep those 3 stripes! #teamadidas

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14. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees

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13. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

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Great session @thekevinpoppe @dst_houston

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12. José Ramírez, Cleveland Indians

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Todo tiene su recompensa a Dios las glorias

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11. Brock Holt, Boston Red Sox

10. Wil Myers, San Diego Padres

8. Wilson Ramos, New York Mets

7. Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays

6. A.J. Ramos, Free Agent

5. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians

4. Josh Donaldson, Atlanta Braves

3. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

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Wait for it.. FLY @_djcottrell FLY!!

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2. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

1. Bryce Harper, Free Agent/Washington Nationals